External quality assessment schemes for glucose measurements in Germany: factors for successful participation, analytical performance and medical impact.

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Summary of "External quality assessment schemes for glucose measurements in Germany: factors for successful participation, analytical performance and medical impact."

Determination of blood glucose concentration is one of the most important measurements in clinical chemistry worldwide. Analyzers in central laboratories (CL) and point-of-care tests (POCT) are both frequently used. In Germany, regular participation in external quality assessment (EQA) schemes is mandatory for laboratories performing glucose testing.


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Name: Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine
ISSN: 1437-4331


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